Thursday, December 6, 2012

On the Jobsite: San Diego Leaky Window and Window Replacement

Recently TR Construction removed an old leaky window from a home in San Diego, CA and replaced it with a new double pane vinyl window.

Sometimes people decide to replace their windows to give their house a new look or because they want to improve their energy efficiency. Energy Star reports that replacing single-pane windows with Energy Star-qualified products can save between $126 to $465 a year in energy costs. Homeowners can also apply for a federal tax credit that reimburses 10 percent of their cost, up to $200.

But regardless of aesthetics or energy conservation, if your window is leaking you will want to replace it soon. A leaky window can damage the window frame and allow moisture to get into your walls; where it can damage the drywall and insulation and cause mold and rot.

If there is possible damage to the window frame, you will want to install what is called a new construction window to ensure that the window will no longer leak. A new construction window is installed by taking the opening down to the studs. The new window is then tied into the home’s stucco or siding. This method allows us to make sure that any damaged wood is fixed and that there is proper insulation and flashing in place.

In these photos we are installing a new construction window in Rancho Bernardo. First, the stucco was chopped out around the old window so that the old window could be removed down to the studs. The area was then prepped for installation of the new window.

Once the new window was installed, the stucco was repaired and properly tied into the existing stucco wall so that it looks as if it were part of the original home.

See a video of the Rancho Bernardo window installation.

TR Construction is a first-rate home remodeling company that specializes in all phases of remodeling and roofing. We service Escondido, San Marcos, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Scripps Ranch, La Jolla, Clairemont, La Mesa, Santee, El Cajon, Spring Valley, Lemon Grove, San Diego, Chula Vista, Mira Mesa, Temecula, Murrieta, Oceanside, and surrounding areas.